Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, Brown Shell, and Malachite.
Ring is size 5-1/2, it measures approximately 1/4" long and 7/8" wide.
This gorgeous ring is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Mike Walela, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor stones. The stones include: Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, Brown Shell, and Malachite. A total of FIVE stones are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, while mini silver beads can be seen accenting in between for a marvelous finish.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of their appeal and beauty.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin, it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.